October 12, 2018 Marks a Day of Recognition for Travel Nurses
Oct11

October 12, 2018 Marks a Day of Recognition for Travel Nurses

When did Travel Nurses Day start and who’s behind this special day of recognition for travel nurses? TravelNurseSource did some investigating and we discovered that Nebraska-based Medical Solutions, a healthcare staffing agency, launched Travel Nurses Day as a way to recognize the unique group of people that they work with. They’re adventurous, dedicated to their travel assignments, hard-working, and caring. We got the scoop on this...

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The Truth About Being Blacklisted
Sep09

The Truth About Being Blacklisted

For a travel nurse, being blacklisted is one of the worst case scenarios. You would think that to avoid this label you just have to be an overall good nurse. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There is an ugly truth to why hospitals blacklist travel nurses. Travel Nurse Blacklisting: Decoded In the industry, being blacklisted is labeled as Do Not Send (DNS), Do Not Use (DNU), or Do Not Call (DNC). However, if you’re labeled,...

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The Future of the Nurse Licensure Compact
Apr28

The Future of the Nurse Licensure Compact

Illinois is set to become the 26th state to join the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) after Senate Bill 2214 successfully passed the Senate. “I am very excited that this legislation has moved forward and I encourage my colleagues in the Illinois House to pass this bill in order to expand the opportunities for Illinois’ licensed nurses,” bill sponsor Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) said. The Nurse Licensure Compact allows nurses to get...

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10 Top Earning U.S. States for Nurses
Oct14

10 Top Earning U.S. States for Nurses

A nurse’s job is more than a way to bring home a steady paycheck. It’s super demanding and challenging. Oftentimes, it can difficult to even put a pricetag on the duties of your average RN. With a little help from the Nurse Salary Guide, we’re proud to present you the leading states for bringing home that cheddar, that bread, that scratch. Whatever, you like to call it, here’s the lowdown on the leading U.S....

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Notable Novels: Books for Travel Nurses
Sep15

Notable Novels: Books for Travel Nurses

When it comes to travel nursing—-there’s a lot of details to consider. For nurses new on the scene to travel nursing (and even some more seasoned nurses) it can be an absolute ordeal trying to seek answers to some of the most daunting questions about travel nursing. Anything from “can I bring my dog?” to “what happens if my contract gets cancelled early?” can be answered with the right resources....

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The Perils of Canceling a Travel Nurse Contract
Jul28

The Perils of Canceling a Travel Nurse Contract

Did your grandmother just pass away for the third time this year? Or have you come down with the flu… again. Maybe it’s time to reconsider your career choice, because canceling or backing out of your contract is not something to take lightly. Of course, this is not meant to downplay family tragedies or nurses’ health and well-being. Agencies and recruiters want to support their nurses’ needs while being flexible, but going back on a...

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